Friends and family gather to celebrate Carlie Trent homecoming

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Friends, family and even strangers joined at the Rogersville City Park to celebrate Carlie Trent’s safe return home Saturday.

The gathering was initially organized as a massive search for the 9-year-old, who was the subject of an AMBER Alert.

But after Trent’s rescue Thursday, the community turned the get-together into a welcome home party.

“Took my breath away. The most beautiful little girl,” said Roger Carpenter about meeting Trent for the first time. He was one of the men that helped find her.

“It’s unreal. Unreal. Beyond imagination to me.” said Larry Hamblen, who was also part of the rescue.

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